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Ireland’s Andrew Porter training at Carton House. Wales will be planning an all-out attack on the talented young tighthead. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The moment Tadgh Furlong’s hamstring pulled up against Italy the Welsh scrum doctor, Robin McBryde, started planning an all-out attack on the Wexford (...)

Any potential assumption by Wales that Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki are a smash and bash partnership  will play nicely into their hands. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Might Wales see a weakness in Ireland’s centre partnership? They will note six caps between Bundee Aki and Chris Farrell and a Six Nations debut for t(...)

 Dan Biggar: the outhalf’s return should improve Wales’ aerial game.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The amount of insider information and crossover in coaching methods involving any Ireland-Wales game has only intensified recently given the make-up o(...)

Warren Gatland: Kiwi has come a long way in the game since he launched his coaching career as a player-coach with Galwegians in 1989.  Photograph: Getty.

Warren Gatland left Galwegians, Connacht and Ireland all in infinitely better condition than when he inherited them during a near decade of coaching i(...)

“Carbery is a wonderfully talented player – possibly the most talented in the Irish squad – but...?” Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

It’s not evident on TV but had Joey Carbery passed the ball on 65:07 instead of kicking it, what might have happened? Carbery did kick and found green(...)

Gareth Anscombe is adamant that he should have been awarded a first half try but does not believe the failure of the television match official, Glenn (...)

Wales outhalf Rhys Patchell runs at the Scotland defence during their 34-7 victory in Cardiff last weekend. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

For hundreds of thousands of noisy neighbours on either side of the Severn Bridge this remains the most eagerly anticipated weekend of the year. It ha(...)

Wales’s Leigh Halfpenny,  supported by Josh Adams, dives over to score his second try during the  match against Scotland at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales have suffered a scare before their Six Nations showdown with England on Saturday with Leigh Halfpenny sitting out Friday’s captain’s run due to (...)

Eddie Jones: “Garcès won’t tolerate that sort of stuff. He won’t let Alun Wyn Jones referee the game.” Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones has lit the fuse before England’s Six Nations showdown with Wales by lashing out at Alun Wyn Jones, describing his behaviour against Scotl(...)

 Maro Itoje, Jonathan Davies and Alun Wyn Jones line out for the Lions before the Second Test against New Zealand  at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Last summer’s Lions tour to New Zealand is history but the unlikely friendships it forged endure. The partnership of Alun Wyn Jones and Maro Itoje in (...)

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